PISTOL, THE

PISTOL, THE
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"Pistol" Pete Maravich had a dream - a dream that he could achieve anything when he believed in it hard enough.  He wanted to change basketball - to become the greatest player anyone has ever seen. Maravich played with the determination of a champion. The Pistol is the true story of a legacy handed down from one generation to the next. Much more than a story about basketball, this is a story of a boy and his relationship with his father. It’s also a story of hope and inspiration. It’s a movie of the American Dream.| The Pistol is the true story of 'Pistol' Pete Maravich (Adam Guier), a skinny five-foot-two, 90 pound eight-grader who played basketball with the innocence of a child and a determination of a champion. Pete inherited a dream from his father, Press Maravich (Nick Benedict) and he believed that if he committed himself completely to his dream, he would one day play professional basketball and win a championship ring. He begins this pursuit as a child in 1959 and quickly learns that the odds are against him. Pete is the youngest and smallest member of the team, and he gets his big break when a player is hurt. Pete ignores traditional ball playing with his freewheeling "shoot from the hip" performance, passing behind his back and dribbling between his legs. The Pistol shows how family, hard work, and a whole lot of heart could make anything possible.| Including Academy Award nominee Millie Perkins as Pete's mother Helen, 'The Pistol' reveals the heart of an American sports legend. It gives the viewer a rare glimpse of one of the most unique father-son relationships in the history of sports. It teaches The American Dream is alive and well to all those who choose to chase after it.| Sports Records: "Pistol" Pete Maravich scored more points in college than any other player in history. In only three years playing for his father Press at LSU, Maravich scored 3,667 points – 1,138 points in 1968, 1,148 points in 1969 and 1,381 points in 1970 while averaging 43.8, 44.2 and 44.5 points per game. In the process, "Pistol Pete" set numerous NCAA, SEC and school records and was named a three-time All-American. In his collegiate career, the 6-5 guard averaged an incredible 44.2 ppg in 83 contests and led the NCAA in scoring three times. He also set an NCAA record by scoring more than 50 points 28 times.

Actors:

Adam Guier, Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, 'Boots' Garland, Tom Lester, Buddy Petrie, Darrel Campbell, Wendy Leblanc, John Richardson, Rodney Stone, Eddie Hailey

Directed by:
Frank C Schroder

DVD | 1 DISC | 104 min minutes | 1990 | Color | G | English language | 16x9 | Dolby 5.1 | All Regions

"Maravich Memories" -"making of" documentary | OUt-Takes & Bloopers | Pistol Pete's Sports Records Gallery | Pistol Pete Trivia | Commentary Track

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